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Did you camp out there? Sleep in the truck?

I think I need to get those Slee extended brake lines on before I go stretching it out really far but let’s go wheeling!
 

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Was going to use this: MAXTRAX Rear Wheel Harness - MAXTRAX
So it would outside the wheel. I'll have to check if there's space on the inside - I think the two maxtrax stacked would be too wide.
I won't be able to use the trasharoo anymore, so maybe I'll use this as an excuse to get a roof rack!
A Trasharoo will still fit with the Maxtrax mounted to their wheel harness. It's a little more important to make sure the Trasharoo straps stay tight, but it does work. Couple pics below from a quick Googling:


But, that doesn't mean you can't still get a roof rack.;)
 
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Did you camp out there? Sleep in the truck?

I think I need to get those Slee extended brake lines on before I go stretching it out really far but let’s go wheeling!
Yeah just in a tent. It was a little chilly but honestly not too bad. I’ll let you know next time, this one was last minute!
 
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Driving home from work today and ran into some nice sunset light -







Steering wheel cover and some fire extinguisher mount materials showed up today. It'll be nice to get some smaller projects worked on.
 
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Dang! Where were you working where that was the drive home? Haha.
This was Six Mile Canyon down in central Utah close to Gunnison. Looking for mountain lions

Those are all amazing pics but that first one is phenomenal!! Wishing I had the same commute to work:eek:
Thanks man! Not every day has a commute like this but sometimes I get lucky
 
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Installed the Wit's End fire extinguisher mount today.



Parts:

Mount: 100 Series Fire Extinguisher Mount-Right Side

Drake Quick Release: https://www.amazon.com/Drake-Off-Road-FIREX-MNT-DOR-Extinguisher/dp/B006VFR2LS/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1547367631&sr=8-3&keywords=drake+fire+extinguisher+mount

Clamps: https://www.amazon.com/Drake-Off-Road-FIRE-CLMP-L-DOR-Extinguisher/dp/B006VFR2B8/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1547367966&sr=8-4&keywords=drake+off+road+clamp+fire+extinguisher

Fire Extinguisher: https://www.amazon.com/H3R-Performance-MX250B-Fire-Extinguisher/dp/B004BZIK66/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1547367910&sr=8-8&keywords=h3r+fire+extinguisher

And 2x 5/16-18x1 countersunk cap screws with lock nuts and washers.

Very simple install: remove plastic covers over seat bolts (probably break them like i did,) and loosen or remove the seat bolts.





Attach quick release to mount:





Then install under seat mounts:





The Weathertech mat just barely fits, and is pushing up under the quick release mount. I'll probably get out the heat gun and see if i can bend it into place better.







With this setup I can move the seat all the way forward -





It's a real quality product and I'm very happy with how it turned out.

 
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Installed the Wit's End fire extinguisher mount today.



Parts:

Mount: 100 Series Fire Extinguisher Mount-Right Side

Drake Quick Release: https://www.amazon.com/Drake-Off-Road-FIREX-MNT-DOR-Extinguisher/dp/B006VFR2LS/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1547367631&sr=8-3&keywords=drake+fire+extinguisher+mount

Clamps: https://www.amazon.com/Drake-Off-Road-FIRE-CLMP-L-DOR-Extinguisher/dp/B006VFR2B8/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1547367966&sr=8-4&keywords=drake+off+road+clamp+fire+extinguisher

Fire Extinguisher: https://www.amazon.com/H3R-Performance-MX250B-Fire-Extinguisher/dp/B004BZIK66/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1547367910&sr=8-8&keywords=h3r+fire+extinguisher

And 2x 5/16-18x1 countersunk cap screws with lock nuts and washers.

Very simple install: remove plastic covers over seat bolts (probably break them like i did,) and loosen or remove the seat bolts.





Attach quick release to mount:





Then install under seat mounts:





The Weathertech mat just barely fits, and is pushing up under the quick release mount. I'll probably get out the heat gun and see if i can bend it into place better.







With this setup I can move the seat all the way forward -





It's a real quality product and I'm very happy with how it turned out.

I agree, looks quality.

Most extinguisher mounting looks “rigged” while this setup looks like it belongs with a finished look.

Pictures of install make it look easy (more so than it probably was). I can’t believe it allows you to keep the full range of seat movement.

Smartest thing you did was install it on the passenger side. I definitely see where the optional locking lid could be a very useful addition.

Excellent write up. Thanks for putting in the time.
 
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That’s awesome man! Does it get in the way of your feet at all when you sit in the passenger seat? Thanks for posting all the part numbers and links! Really helpful.
 

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Installed the Wit's End fire extinguisher mount today.

The Weathertech mat just barely fits, and is pushing up under the quick release mount. I'll probably get out the heat gun and see if i can bend it into place better.
Is there any chance the Weathertech could fit under the Wit's End mount itself? Maybe with a little heat gun coaxing? Thanks for writing this all up—minus the new mount and extinguisher, I have exactly the same setup and it's helpful to see.
 
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I agree, looks quality.

Most extinguisher mounting looks “rigged” while this setup looks like it belongs with a finished look.

Pictures of install make it look easy (more so than it probably was). I can’t believe it allows you to keep the full range of seat movement.

Smartest thing you did was install it on the passenger side. I definitely see where the optional locking lid could be a very useful addition.

Excellent write up. Thanks for putting in the time.
Yeah I think I need to get the locking lid now. Would be a cool addition!

That’s awesome man! Does it get in the way of your feet at all when you sit in the passenger seat? Thanks for posting all the part numbers and links! Really helpful.
For sure man. For me it doesn’t get in the way - and my wife didn’t mind it today either. You might catch the edge of the extinguisher getting in and out though. I put the nozzle on the inside to make it less likely to accidentally pull out the pin.



Is there any chance the Weathertech could fit under the Wit's End mount itself? Maybe with a little heat gun coaxing? Thanks for writing this all up—minus the new mount and extinguisher, I have exactly the same setup and it's helpful to see.
Yeah it probably could with a heat gun. Also could probably drill holes in the mat and mount the quick release through the mat to the mount - but then it would be a process to take out the mats.
 
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Max your write up and build is awesome. I found it from Expedition Utah, I recently picked up an 01 100 and have been liking it a lot we will have to go out in to the west desert sometime soon. Keep up with the awesome content.
 
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Max your write up and build is awesome. I found it from Expedition Utah, I recently picked up an 01 100 and have been liking it a lot we will have to go out in to the west desert sometime soon. Keep up with the awesome content.
Nice, let's do it man! Glad you like the build, I'm enjoying it. You still working at Cruiser Outfitters?
 
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I just spent the last two days reading through this entire thread. I picked up an LX470 just on Monday and seeing this whole thread full of photos and such detailed posts with your selection of upgrades has given me a perfect guide on what I want/need to do over the next couple of months. It is better that you are local, and a BMW guy (are you on UBE too?). Keep posting all your updates and photos!
 
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I just spent the last two days reading through this entire thread. I picked up an LX470 just on Monday and seeing this whole thread full of photos and such detailed posts with your selection of upgrades has given me a perfect guide on what I want/need to do over the next couple of months. It is better that you are local, and a BMW guy (are you on UBE too?). Keep posting all your updates and photos!
Glad to hear man, good luck on the build! I was on UBE - but deleted my facebook last year. Sold my E30 just a couple weeks ago and now I might move onto an e36, e46 or e90 M3. @duvinclunk knows all about my car search. He's probably sick of hearing about it haha. I might just buy lockers and gears with the money though...
 
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I just spent the last two days reading through this entire thread. I picked up an LX470 just on Monday and seeing this whole thread full of photos and such detailed posts with your selection of upgrades has given me a perfect guide on what I want/need to do over the next couple of months. It is better that you are local, and a BMW guy (are you on UBE too?). Keep posting all your updates and photos!
Oh dude, I just looked at your screen name. I'm Max, from Red Olive. haha. Small world.
 
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